Pesto Chicken Crumble

I am always looking for new ways to cook basic ingredients, incorporating my favourite flavours whilst keeping the whole thing healthy and both family and budget friendly. When I was thinking about what I could do with a chicken and pesto dish that would be a little more original, I thought why not make a…

Spaghetti with Pancetta, Mushrooms & Green Vegetables

This dinner is probably one of the most frequently cooked midweek meals in my kitchen. Pasta takes just a few minutes to cook, fresh vegetables are tasty and nutritious and mascarpone makes a really quick and tasty sauce. This is a great staple recipe to use over and over again and adapt to the ingredients…

Cheats’ Carbonara

I’ve called this a cheat’s carbonara because the sauce is traditionally made using eggs which are stirred in right at the end and cooked from the heat of the pasta, a traditional carbonara doesn’t actually use cream. Although it is absolutely fine to eat eggs lightly cooked like this, a lot of people aren’t comfortable…

Vegetable Risotto

Here’s another great vegetarian recipe I made while Alex was visiting. To be honest, this one I probably wouldn’t put any meat in anyway… except for maybe a few bacon lardons if I was in the mood. I’m a huge huge fan of risotto, there’s something deliciously indulgent about it and since it was Christmas…